Mike Rowe is a unique kind of guy. He’s someone who has championed the working class, the people who do the nasty, ugly jobs that people need done but no one wants to do. He’s celebrated the welders and electricians and argued that maybe, just maybe, we need more of them than gender studies majors.
This, of course, has made him a few enemies. After all, in this day and age, anyone who doesn’t say the right things is all kinds of evil.
One such person got to experience one of the most polite smackdowns humanly possible from Rowe after she took issue with him doing a voiceover for a show on the Science Channel.
After calling Rowe “anti-education, science doubting, ultra-right wing conservative,” the woman called for Rowe to be fired. But why?
It’s simple. Rowe doesn’t play by the left’s rules. He questions things that don’t make sense to him. The high cost of college, often for degrees that will never result in jobs that can pay down the debt, is an example. He questions things and he wants answers, and that apparently scares people.
It scares them because they don’t want people asking questions. They want people to accept matters on faith, which is funny because these same people tend to be very down on any religion not called Islam.
But is that a reason to call for Rowe to be fired from a voiceover gig he’s held for years? After all, Rowe’s got a pretty good voice for that kind of work. Why should he be fired so some scientist who may not be cut out for the job can do it?
That answer is simple. Rowe fails to bow and scrape at the Church of Holy Leftism. He’s a heretic, an apostate — because he dares to ask questions of his betters when he should know his place as an entertainer is to adhere to the orthodoxy.
Rowe doesn’t. That means he needs to be burned at the stake. Metaphorically, that is.
The truth is, Rowe is questioning things that need to be questioned. This country actually has a shortage of tradesmen. It actually makes sense to present trade school as a viable alternative to college, especially for people who aren’t going for particular career fields. You may well make more as an x-ray technician than you would with an English degree.